Covid-19: Silver lining- 185 patients recover in single day
56 new patients reported; total rises to 1411
The recovery percentage from the Covid-19 in Uttarakhand went past a healthy 50 percent mark on Monday with discharge of 185 patients after their complete recovery from the dreaded pandemic. The recovery percentage in the state now stands at 50.60. On Monday, the health department reported 56 new patients of the disease which increased the number of patients affected by the Covid-19 to 1411 in the state.
On the day, 28 new patients were reported from Tehri district while nine patients were found in Haridwar district. The health department reported seven new patients from Dehradun and found four patients from Pauri district. Two patients each were reported from Bageshwar, Champawat and Rudraprayag districts while one patient was found in Chamoli district.
In Nainital, 83 patients were discharged from the Sushila Tiwari hospital on Monday after their recovery from Covid-19. In Dehradun 31 patients were discharged while 20 patients each were discharged from Champawat and Pithoragarh districts. In Udham Singh Nagar, 17 patients were discharged while seven and five patients were discharged from Bageshwar and Chamoli districts respectively.
The additional secretary, state health department, Yugal Kishore Pant said that reports of 641 samples were found negative for the disease on Monday. He added that reports of 6150 samples are still awaited by the department. On Monday, a total of 583 samples were collected for COVID -19 testing. The authorities have so far taken swab samples of 39133 suspected patients for COVID-19 test. Out of the total samples taken, 4.31 percent samples have been found positive for the disease. The doubling rate of disease in the state is 16.05 days while the recovery percent in the state is now at 50.60. A total of 26252 persons are kept in institutional quarantine by the state health department.
With discharge of 185 patients, the number of active patients in the state decreased to 677 on Monday. Dehradun with 199 active cases is maintaining its position at top of the table of Covid-19 positive active patients. Nainital district is at second position with 107 active cases. Haridwar now has 97 active cases while Tehri has 51 active cases. Pauri has 30 while Udham Singh Nagar has 28 active cases. Pithoragrah district has 23 active cases while Rudraprayag has 21 active patients. Champawat has 20 active patients now while Chamoli 18 and Bageshwar 17 active patients of Covid-19. Almora and Uttarkashi have 10 and six active cases of the disease now.
The state administration has added three more containment zones in the state on Monday. The state now has 55 containment zones. Dehradun district has maximum number of 23 containment zone while 21 containment zones are in Haridwar district. In Tehri eight containment zones are made while Tehri and Pauri have two and one containment zones respectively.
Chemist shops to keep record of fever, cough patients
In an objective of keeping an eye on suspected patients of Covid-19, the state government has asked the chemist shops to keep a record of the patients of cold, cough and fever taking medicines from them. The chemists have also been directed not to give medicines without the prescription of doctors. In an order the Commissioner Food safety and drug administration, Pankaj Kumar Pandey said that drug inspectors would conduct surprise checks of the medical stores to ensure that the directives regarding the cough, cold and fever patients are strictly followed.
Tuesday, 09 June 2020 | PNS | Dehradun
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